Milos Island Guide

Milos Island Overview

Milos is an island we were fairly late in discovering, visiting for the first time in September 2020 as part of a western Cyclades island-hopping holiday. My parents had been quite a few years earlier and spoke highly of it, but it just never made it into any previous itinerary. This could be because of its location on the far western edge of the Cyclades making it slightly less accessible than more central islands. However, it does boast its own airport with flights from Athens taking just 35 minutes. You can also get here from Piraeus by ferry in just over 3 hours on a fast boat, so it’s not exactly out of the way either.

The island itself is rather a mixed bag: the western side is almost entirely uninhabited and very barren, while the eastern region has some fairly developed but still quite traditional resorts, such as the harbour town of Adamas, the beach resort of Pollonia or the hilltop village of Plaka. You’ll find a good selection of beaches dotted around the coastline, notably Firiplaka on the south coast, Papikinou just south of Adamas and the much-photographed moon-like beach of Sarikino on the eastern side.

We stayed in Adamas and found this to be a great location, with plenty of tavernas, bars and cafes plus easy access to boat tours and local buses to get around the island. Pollonia is the other main tourist resort, offering a wide sandy beach and plenty of accommodation and food options, it’s just a bit more out of the way.

Milos Hotel Reviews

Venus de Milo Studios, Adamas, Milos

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Review Rating: 5/5 Date of visit: September 2020 As always, I took a fair amount of time choosing the right accommodation for the 5 nights I spent on Milos at…

Milos Blog Posts

Day 5: Western Milos

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Sunday 6th September 2020 Breakfast You can probably guess my breakfast plans by now: yes, I walked down to Aggeliki. Yes, I had my usual selection. No, I don’t regret…

Day 4: Plaka, Sarakiniko, Pollonia and More

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Saturday 5th September 2020 Early to Bed, Early to Rise My sleep had been rather fragmented, partly due to my sore back, but also because I went to bed very…

Day 3: Milos Oniero Boat Trip

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Friday 4th September 2020 Time to go Sailing! Wanting to see as much of Milos as I could in the short time I’m here, I booked an all-day boat trip…

Day 2: Adamas, Sunbathing at Papikinou Beach

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Thursday 3rd September 2020 Finding my Feet (and Breakfast) I woke pretty early after a slightly restless night. I’d left the air-conditioning on pretty high when I went to bed,…

Day 1: Stansted, Athens and Milos

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Wednesday 2nd September 2020 Early Start to Stansted My 2020 Greece trip began with an early Ryanair flight from Stansted airport to Athens. Arriving at the airport in plenty of…